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Remedial Massage


Remedial Massage is a form of therapeutic Bodywork that aims to restore soft tissue function by reversing or stopping environmental damage. This practice assesses, treats (remediates), manages and prevents soft tissue dysfunction through the manual manipulation of muscles and joints, aiming to restore function, reduce pain and discomfort, and build a solid foundation against further damage. A single Remedial session may include a combination of techniques depending on your needs, preferences, physical condition, and specific concerns. These include:

Myofascial Release – Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue beneath the skin that attaches, stabilises, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. This massage technique involves slow, steady, passive movements to guide the limbs and joints along the path of least resistance until they unwind, or superficial strokes, applying direct pressure to gently stretch and elongate the fascia.


Deep Tissue Massage – Deep Tissue massage is a form of direct Myofascial Release. Firm pressure is applied using the forearms, knuckles or elbows to slowly sink through the surface layers of muscle and work directly on the restricted connective tissues.


Trigger Point Therapy – Trigger points are hypersensitive spots (often mistakenly referred to as ‘knots’) found within the muscles and fascia. A key characteristic of trigger points is pain that refers to areas of the body unrelated to the location of the trigger point itself. Trigger Point Therapy utilises firm static pressure to compress and ‘unwind’ these hypersensitive points within the muscle.


Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) – The lymphatic system is part of the body’s immune system, it is a network of tissues and organs that transport fluid to and from the tissues and helps rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. MLD focuses on assisting the lymphatic system in transporting fluid and removing waste products from the body. This style of massage does not require any oil, and utilises gentle superficial stroking movements, applying no more than 8 grams of pressure.​

Relaxation Massage - Drawing from both Swedish and KaHuna massage styles, Relaxation Massage aims to reduce stress and tension, and promote an overall feeling of relaxation and relief.​ Medium to light pressure, and slow, flowing movements are used to facilitate relaxation of the mind, body and spirit, the warming and gentle releasing and relaxing of the muscles, the flushing of metabolic waste from the tissues, and the stimulation and improvement of circulation and immune function. Consider including Relaxation Massage techniques in your healing session if your goal is simply to rest, relax, and restore, it will have you floating home.

Pregnancy Massage - Pregnancy massage involves the use of Relaxation Massage techniques performed under set up and draping conditions that have been designed specifically for the care, comfort, safety, relaxation and relief of pregnant women.​ Extra towels are used for draping the body, and pillows will support the head, tummy, and legs, as you lay on your side. Light to medium pressure is used to provide a relaxing, relieving, and restorative massage experience, although deeper, more specific massage techniques can be used where persistent pain and discomfort is felt.​ Pregnancy massage has similar benefits to Remedial and Relaxation massage and should be considered if you are pregnant and experiencing neck or back pain, poor circulation, fluid retention, muscle cramps or spasms, sciatic pain, constipation, fatigue, stress, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, or high blood pressure.

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